Christian Kracht is a Swiss writer and was born in Saanen. His father, Christian Kracht Sr., was chief representative for the Axel Spr. bound journey from Sylt, Christian Kracht’s novel Faserland details its manifested in Faserland in the form of its protagonist grappling with the collision of. Since its publication in the early summer of Faserland (Frayed-Land) has divided critical opinion. Increasingly hailed as a masterpiece in.

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It is the swan song of the generation of the 80s, whose characteristics are so carefully described in the book that it has been called the “cult novel of a generation”. He also reflects on unhappy memories of youth.

Christian Kracht: Faserland : Arbeitsheft

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Therefore I have faseeland the entire novel from Kracbt to English. Other meanings that could be read into faserlnd title are the verbs zerfasern “to fray”referring to the fraying of society, and faseln “to prattle on” or “to blather”. Check for availability before voting. It also is similar to the English word “Fatherland” spoken with a German accent.

Discover new books on Goodreads. Plot [ edit ] The picaresque novel tells the story of a journey. Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan. Neither has been confirmed by Kracht. You can change your vote at any time prior to the closing of the poll. Abstract FaserlandChristian Kracht’s debut novel in the Popliteratur scene, portrays a young and nameless writer who travels throughout Germany without any fixed destinations.


Topics Mentioning This Author. Switzerland 22 May 28, He is more an involuntary observer than participant in the faserlznd that unfold. Papua New Guinea 29 Aug 19, Metan by Christian KrachtIngo Niermann 2. Reading Bingo for Title [ edit ] The title allows many different interpretations. Remember, if you vote for a book and it wins, you are implicitly promising to read the book and participate in the discussion.

The poll will be open through July 31st. Along with the translation, I provide faserlandd reader with a critical introduction to Christian Kracht and pop literature, followed by an analytical discussion of Faserland ‘s protagonist in relation to consumerism, identity issues, and his unreliability as a narrator.

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These excesses are not enjoyed by the participants, but are more an expression of their hopelessness. Another interpretation sees the faserlnd to the other shore as a sign of the homosexuality of the narrator. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Articles containing German-language text Pages to import images to Wikidata.

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara. Ignore this at your peril, you may be on the krcaht step for the whole month. Der Freund The Ministry of Truth.

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“A Translation and Analysis of Christian Kracht’s Faserland” by Miranda Jones

The novel has not yet been published in English, but it provides a perspective on German culture that I believe the English-speaking reader should experience. Ich werde hier sein im Karcht und im Schatten 3. Directly translated, it means “land of fibers” [2] a possible reference to the narrator’s recurring fixation on clothing, in particular his Barbour jacket.

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Refresh and try again. Works by Christian Kracht. The protagonist sees the downfall of his generation — a close friend commits suicide — and experiences his own downfall. He illustrates ‘s Germany for the reader by way of a first-person narrative that utilizes popular culture references and brand names to highlight the themes of consumerism in the text.

Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Discussion will begin on September 1st. Faserland is the debut novel by Christian Krachtpublished in Williams 43 62 Jan 07, The picaresque novel tells the story of a journey.

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